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Russell "Russ" Franklyn Stoddard

November 13, 1941 ~ July 9, 2022 (age 80)

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Russell “Russ” Stoddard, 80, of Rossville passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022 at his son’s home in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Russ was a United States Navy veteran having served during Vietnam from 1961 to 1970.  He was also a member of the Fairview Baptist Church.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Earle and Marion (Blakeman) Stoddard; loving wife, Virginia “Genie” Stoddard; son, Vernon Stoddard; brothers, Earle “Junior” Stoddard, Jr. and George “Lucky” Robert Stoddard; and step-daughter, Deborah Hughes.


Survivors include his sons, Rodney, Kevin, and Timothy Stoddard; daughters, Wendy Garcia and Brenda Harmel; step-daughter, Sherri Overall; step-sons, Bruce and Steven Hayward; brother, Richard Stoddard; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


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Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 14th at 11:00a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the US Navy and American Legion Post 95.  Reverend Jim Bennett will be officiating.


Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville, GA.


Graveside Service
July 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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